Weight Loss Surgery - Support Groups


Santa Maria Group

Dignity Health Central Coast is pleased to host ongoing support groups for surgical weight loss via Zoom. Meetings for the Santa Maria group are on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. and are open to pre and post-surgery patients and their support person.

Please call (805) 332-8446 to join the Zoom conference.


2020 Meeting Dates

Aug 11

Group Discussion with Tom Steffora

Tom Steffora, MA, LMFT

 

Tom is a local therapist helping individuals work through issues including body image, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. He conducts psychological evaluations for WLSICC bariatric patients. This is a great opportunity in an informal setting to ask questions about your weight loss journey.

Zoom Conference--please call (805) 332-8446 to join.

Sept 8

Roundtable Discussion

Zoom Conference--please call (805) 332-8446 to join.

Group discussion.

Oct 13

Ask the Surgeon

Carol McCloskey, MD

 

Dr. McCloskey is the medical director of the WLSICC and a bariatric surgery specialist. In her more than 10 years as a bariatric surgeon, she has performed more than 2,000 surgeries. Dr. McCloskey will join us to answer questions about bariatric surgery.

Nov 10

Nutrition During the Holidays

Colleen Seung, RDN

 

Colleen is a member of the Dignity Health team and works with a variety of patients. She will educate us about the unique nutritional needs of bariatric patients. Colleen’s goal is to help patients feel confident using their weight loss “tool” to help support long-term optimal nutrition. Colleen will offer many helpful tips for making it through the holidays while sticking to your plan.

Dec 8

Holiday Potluck and Clothing Exchange

 

Bring a dish to share and any clothing you want to trade or donate.

 

 

San Luis Obispo Group

Dignity Health Central Coast is pleased to host ongoing support groups for surgical weight loss via Zoom. Meetings for the San Luis Obispo group are on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. and are open to pre and post-surgery patients and their support person.

Please send an email to [email protected] to receive the Zoom conference details.

Facilitator: Tom Steffora

2020 Meeting Dates

  • July 21
  • Aug 18
  • Sept 15
  • Oct 20
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 15